Dr. Jochen Rötzler

Jochen Rötzler
Scientist
Dr. Jochen Rötzler
Building B, Room 124
Telegrafenberg
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

  • Researcher
  • Radiation protection officer

Research Interests:

  • Variscan high-pressure continental rocks: provenance, evolution, plate tectonics
  • Variscan mantle rocks and metaophiolites: evolution, exhumation, plate tectonics
  • Variscan mid-/upper crust: provenance, stratigraphy, evolution, plate tectonics
  • Variscan gravitational nappe units: geochemical signature, evolution, emplacement
  • Syn- to post-Variscan sedimentation: detritus provenance and age, plate tectonics
  • Variscan metamorphic magnetite deposits: origin and evolution
  • Neoproterozoic and younger evolution in the Beaver terrane, Antarctic

Career:

  • 1985-1989: Res. and Teaching Assistant, Inst. of Geol., Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • 1989-1991: Researcher, Central Institute for Physics of the Earth, Potsdam, Germany
  • 1989-1990: Guest Researcher, 35th Soviet Antarctic Expedition
  • 1992-1994: Researcher, German Res. Centre for Geosciences, Dept. Geomaterials
  • 1995        : Guest Researcher, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK
  • 1996-1998: Researcher, German Res. Centre for Geosciences, Dept. Geomaterials
  • 2000-2002: Researcher, Inst. of Earth Sciences, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • 2008-2009: Researcher, Inst. of Earth Sciences, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • 2010-       : Researcher, German Res. Centre for Geosciences, Dept. Geochemistry

Education:

  • 1985: Diploma Geology, Bergakademie Freiberg University of Technology, Germany
  • 1989: Ph.D. Geology, Bergakademie Freiberg University of Technology, Germany

Projects:

  • 1989: Crustal evolution in the northern Prince Charles Mountains, East Antarctica, co-workers N.D. Aleksashin, N.N. Krasnikov, A.A. Laiba, A.I. Melnikov
  • 1994: Petrogenesis and geodynamics of the Frankenberg metamorphic nappe rocks, DFG grant, co-workers D.A. Carswell, H. Gerstenberger, G. Haase
  • 1996: Microthermometry of ultrahigh- and high-temperature rocks of the Saxon Granulite Massif, DFG grant, co-workers S. Hoernes, B. Hagen
  • 1997: Age and kinematics of crustal-scale shear zones: isothermal exhumation and crustal thinning in der area of the Saxon Granulite Massif, DFG grant, co-workers H. Kemnitz, R.L. Romer
  • 2000: Isothermal exhumation and crustal thinning in der area of the Saxon Granulite Massif, with reference to the research drillholes at Tirschheim and Schweikershain, DFG grant, co-workers H. Budzinski, R. Oberhänsli, R.L. Romer
  • 2005: Fe-oxidation state in minerals, DESY grant, co-worker M. Wilke
  • 2011: U-Pb and Ar-Ar dating of minerals from metamorphic and syn-orogenic sedimentary rocks as a key to understanding architecture and evolution of collisional orogens, DFG grant, co-workers J. Bek, B. Gaitzsch, R. Oberhänsli, M.J. Timmerman

Research Boards and Committees:

  • 1997-2000: Committee Member, Metamorphic Studies Group, Geol. and Mineral. Soc., UK
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